Who says you have to spend money to get a true Vegas experience?
Throughout the city, you’ll find an endless number of free things to do in Vegas that won’t break the bank. From window shopping to the perfect backdrop for your next Insta post, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of free things to do in Vegas for an unforgettable Vegas weekend.
WINDOW SHOP AT MIRACLE MILE SHOPS
Vegas might be the entertainment capital of the world, but it also could be the ultimate shopping destination. Beat the heat and get your steps in while window shopping at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas. With more than a mile of unique and exclusive retail stores, browsing has never been better. Check out the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and dining at Miracle Mile’s more than 150 stores. Always make sure to check for free Vegas coupons, and you might be surprised with some extra perks! Also be sure to visit Miracle Mile’s promotions page for the latest sales and offers. Before we forget, as you make your way throughout the mall looking for free things in Vegas, be sure to find the indoor rainstorm, which enchants visitors with thunder, lightning, fog and pouring rain. The show begins every half hour from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday, and at the top of each hour from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
TAKE AN ART TOUR AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
Head across Las Vegas Blvd. to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas where resident mischief maker and digital concierge Rose will take you on a tour of the resort’s impressive art collection featuring provocative installations, digital art works, and photography by established and emerging artists. Text “READY” to Rose at 702.930.8188 to get started. The Cosmopolitan’s art tour is one of the most unique and intriguing free things to do in Vegas.
DO A PHOTOSHOOT IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
No list of free things to do in Vegas is complete without mentioning everything there is to do in Downtown Las Vegas. Home to amazing restaurants, vintage shopping, craft breweries and eclectic coffee shops, spend time wandering around, and you’ll stumble upon some of Las Vegas’ most stunning and bold street murals. Bring some friends and your fiercest outfit for an impromptu photo shoot displaying the thought-provoking bold art created by local Las Vegas artists.
Also check out The Arts Factory. This warehouse is full of art galleries, shops, restaurants and creative services and is definitely worth taking a walk through as you explore, and it’s great that The Arts Factory is dedicated to supporting local Las Vegas artists!
TAKE IN THE VIVA VISION LIGHT SHOW OR ENJOY A FREE CONCERT ON FREMONT STREET
As soon as the sun sets, make sure to take a trip to Fremont Street for its Viva Vision Light Show, one of the most famous free things in Vegas. The centerpiece of Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, the Viva Vision canopy is the world’s largest single video screen, spanning five city blocks with dazzling, high-resolution imagery and a state-of-the-art, 600,000-watt, concert-quality sound system. Each show features music from iconic Vegas musicians like The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, and more. The newest show to hit the screen is “MIXology,” a groundbreaking concept inspired by “synesthesia,” a perceptual phenomenon where music, art and emotion collide to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience on a grand scale. Shows start at the top of the hour, nightly, from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Also returning this summer is Fremont Street Experience’s Downtown Rocks free concert series. Kicking off Saturday, June 26 and features headliners like Chevelle, Plain White T’s, Sister Hazel, 3 Doors Down, and more. Check out the full 2021 schedule to plan your night on Fremont Street.
WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS SIGN
If you go to Vegas and don’t take a photo at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, did you even really go to Vegas? Located right on the way to the Las Vegas Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, taking a quick pit stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign is an absolute must and should be the first stop on your list of all the free things in Vegas. Be sure to arrive early to avoid crowds, as the must-go destination can get busy during peak holidays and weekends. We promise it’s worth the wait to grab a photo (or two) that will give your followers serious FOMO.
SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS
Speaking of Instagram-worthy, do not forget to check out Seven Magic Mountains located in the dessert in Jean, just 10 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s installation is comprised of seven stacks of colorful, vibrant boulder, each more than thirty feet tall. Seven Magic Mountains has quickly made it the top of everyone’s “free things in Vegas” list.
Every season, the conservatory at Bellagio creates one-of-a-kind horticulture masterpieces that tell breathtaking stories through stunning floral visuals that draw thousands of locals and tourists to take in the beautiful scenery. One of the most popular free things to do on the Vegas Strip, stop into the luxury resort to see the current installation, “Eco: A season of Earthly Awareness.” Comprised of more than 30,000 flowers and the plants, the gardens represent earth, wind, water, and fire to create an exquisite rainforest made of bold and vibrant colors.
Closing out our list of free things to do in Vegas is the iconic Bellagio Fountain show. No trip to Vegas is complete without seeing these magical dancing fountains, and best of all, it is free! Take in the views from Las Vegas Blvd and enjoy the dazzling sight of water swaying and twirling to synchronized music. The Bellagio Fountains take place every 30 minutes, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. On weekends and holidays, the fountains begin every 30 minutes from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.